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US men defeat Tunisia to claim top spot

LONDON (AP) - David McKienzie scored 17 points as the defending champion U.S. men's volleyball team clinched a top tournament seed at the London Olympics on Monday with a win over Tunisia.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Women's boxing surprise hit at games

LONDON (AP) - Marlen Esparza was already having a tough time with her headgear when the crowd started booing her for refusing to trade haymakers with her Venezuelan opponent.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympic champion race walker caught doping

LONDON (AP) - Defending Olympic 50K race walk champion Alex Schwazer was caught doping in Italy and will miss the London Games.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Latvia knocks US men out of beach v'ball

LONDON (AP) - Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal left Beijing with a fifth-place finish and a good feeling about how they performed in their first Olympic beach volleyball tournament.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Weightlifters find strength in the scream

LONDON (AP) - Chinese super heavyweight Zhou Lulu shouts "relax" to calm her nerves. Iran's Saeid Mohammadpour hisses like a snake.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Suhr brings home pole vault gold for US

LONDON (AP) - For the first time before a big meet, Jenn Suhr heard a positive message from her husband, Rick, who's also her coach.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


US women top Canada after rare call, Japan next for Olympic gold

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - On the verge of missing the gold-medal game for the first time, the U.S. women's soccer team caught a break when the referee made a call rarely seen in the sport.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


OLYMPICS HIGHLIGHTS

- Aliya Mustafina overcame the pain of a knee injury six months ago to win the uneven bars competition in gymnastics - one of three gold medals for Russia for the day. Other victories for Russia came from Alan Khugaev in men's 84-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling and Yuliya Zaripova in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Durant, US men roll over Argentina 126-97

LONDON (AP) - One 3-pointer after another, Kevin Durant shot down Argentina - and perhaps the notion that defense wins championships.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

• Four years after a late fade left her wearing bronze in Beijing, Sanya Richards-Ross got the 400-meter gold she always thought she should win. She surged to the finish and punched her fist when she crossed the line in 49.55 seconds to give the U.S. its first track and field gold medal of the London Games.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Without high-tech suits, swim records fell at Olympics Games

LONDON (AP) - So much for all those dire predictions of it taking many years, even decades, to break the swimming records set in high-tech bodysuits.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Bolt wins 2nd consecutive 100 gold

LONDON (AP) - Lining up for the Olympic 100-meter final, Usain Bolt wrapped up his signature prerace preening by lifting a finger to his lips.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Women stay undefeated in volleyball

LONDON (AP) - Destinee Hooker scored 19 points as the undefeated U.S. women's volleyball team wrapped up preliminary pool play at the London Olympics with a straight-set victory over Turkey on Sunday night.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Americans on track for 3rd beach gold

LONDON (AP) - They call her "Six Feet of Sunshine," but at night in London, the smile disappears and Kerri Walsh Jennings turns downright fierce.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Heavyweights protest decisions in boxing

LONDON (AP) - Siarhei Karneyeu lingered in the ring after his Olympic heavyweight loss Sunday night, crying and shaking his head in disbelief after his clutching, holding opponent was awarded a narrow decision victory.

August 05, 2012 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Bjoergen dominates in last race, wins 5th medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Marit Bjoergen has left a legacy that will be hard to top.

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics


GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — If the Korean women’s curling team thought winning an Olympic silver m

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - If the Korean women's curling team thought winning an Olympic silver medal was fun, wait until they get their mobile ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics


Pyeongchang Games: Oodles of oohs, ughs

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics


American men win Olympic curling gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics


US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak.

February 23, 2018 | | Olympics


Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else.

February 22, 2018 | | Olympics


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